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The victim was threatened by the armed assailant and told to hand over his backpack

The victim was threatened by the armed assailant and told to hand over his backpack

The victim was threatened by the armed assailant and told to hand over his backpack

A 40-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a man was mugged at knifepoint in north Belfast. The incident happened on Thursday morning.


The victim was threatened by the armed assailant and told to hand over his backpack.


The attacker then made his escape.


The PSNI said: “Shortly after 10.15am it was reported that a male was threatened at knifepoint by an unknown male in the area.


“The man, who was described as wearing a dark grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms, stole a dark coloured rucksack from the man and made off towards Atlantic Avenue following the incident.


“A suspect was then arrested in Atlantic Avenue on suspicion of robbery and other related offences and was subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.


“We would ask the owner of the rucksack to contact police.”

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